Title ➷ Whiteout (Seasons of Love #1)
Author ➷ by Elyse Springer
Expected publication ➷ January 23, 2017
Published by ➷ Riptide Publishing
Genre ➷ Contemporary, M/M Romance
Type ➷ Standalone
Read ➷ Kindle Edition, English
Word count ➷ Approximately 73,00 words / 276 pages
Price ➷ $4.99 (US)
Noah Landers wakes up one day with a headache and no memory of where—or who—he is. Jason, the man taking care of him, tries to fill in some of the blanks: they’re in a cabin in Colorado on vacation, and Noah slipped on ice and hit his head. But even with amnesia, Noah knows Jason is leaving out something important.
Jason O’Reilly is sexy as hell, treats Noah like he’s precious, and seems determined to make this the romantic getaway they’d apparently dreamed of together. But Noah’s more concerned that he’s trapped alone with Jason in the middle of a blizzard while his slowly-returning memories bring hints of secrets and betrayal.
Noah’s not sure what’s the truth and what’s a lie. But as he learns who he is—and who Jason is to him—he’s forced to reevaluate everything he believes about himself, about loyalty . . . and about love.
I have a weak spot for a good story focusing on amnesia, so I was rather bummed that this one didn’t work so well for me. Not much to complain about regarding the story; it was pretty good.
I can’t pinpoint what exactly put me off, but while the writing is good and the characters are fine I struggled with Noah and Jason. Like, everything about their interactions, the relationship. Jason is overprotective and head over heels in love with the amnesiac Noah, but to me it never felt real and more annoying than anything.
From the opening pages to a couple of chapters in, there was just something about them that rubbed me the wrong way… I didn’t enjoy getting to know them 😦
It’s probably the worst way to start a book, right?
I wish I’d connected with the characters because the story itself wasn’t bad, but that first impression, the off-feeling stuck… It was pretty much doomed from the start (for me).
In case you were wondering: The steam level is very low, but since I wasn’t invested in the couple I didn’t mind.
Personally this was more like a 1.5 star read. At one point it became difficult to soldier on when I didn’t really like the cast 😦
I appreciate the time and love the author put into creating this book and its characters. I’m certain there are the right readers for Whiteout out there; many probably!
So, don’t let my review hold you back: give it a try! 🙂
Many, many thanks to the publisher who kindly provided a free copy for an honest and impartial review.
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